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How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

Clean and dry: And topical meds/anti-fungal cream for the external skin is warranted. If even the light flow is causing some moisture with a pad that you are concerned about, you can always use a tampon, even if for a light flow. ...Read more

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What may be causing my persistent anal itch? I have tried using baby wipes to be sure i'm clean after using the bathroom, cornstarch baby powder to keep area dry, sleeping without underwear to allow the area to breathe. I also used eucerin cream which mad

What may be causing my persistent anal itch? I have tried using baby wipes to be sure i'm clean after using the bathroom, cornstarch baby powder to keep area dry, sleeping without underwear to allow the area to breathe. I also used eucerin cream which mad

THe most: Common cause of anal itching especially if it wakes you from your sleep is caffeine followed by excess perspiration. Do not use witch hazel or baby wipes with lanolin! cut out all caffeine and use corn starch powder on your bottom when getting dressed and whenever you feel dampness or itching in that area. Avoid petroleum based creams of any kind. ...Read more

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In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

Skin irritation: Your skin is definitely irritated. That could be from shaving (an otc cortisone cream twice a day should do the trick), some eczema that you have developed in the area (again try the cortisone cream) or it could be a fungus (for that, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for a week or two). If that doesn't work, you should see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Molar pulled 4 days ago dentist checked for infection cleaned area it was healing fine. After the clean later i see bone no more scab. Dry socket?

Possible: If the socket was cleaned four day after the extraction, blood clot might've gotten dislodged causing the dry socket, or the presence of infection during extraction might prevent the blood clot from forming , see your dentist to treat the dry socket .. ...Read more

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Please guide me to keep my private parts clean and dry.

Please guide me to keep my private parts clean and dry.

Schweddy balls,eh?: A common problem for men, especially in warm weather months. After showering using hairdryer carefully and a towel to dry all the crevices that hold moisture. Then dust with talcum (not cornstarch) powder. Try a product named certain-dri in your groin at bedtime to suppress sweat gland activity, but use only on intact skin. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can dry my invisalign when cleaning them with a napkin?

Wanted to know if i can dry my invisalign when cleaning them with a napkin?

No: No, but you can easily break the trays. Ask your treating Dentist or (hopefully) Orthodontic Specialist best tray hygiene suggestions. ...Read more

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Is it better to wear natural fabrics that need dry cleaning or synthetics you wash? Sensitive skin.

Is it better to wear natural fabrics that need dry cleaning or synthetics you wash? Sensitive skin.

Depends: Some people are sensitive to dry cleaning solvents, so keep this in mind no matter what the fabric. You can be allergic to natural fabrics, wool being the classic example. For the home laaundry, i recommend one of the detergents with free on the end, all-free, tide -free, etc and no fabric softeners or dryer sheets. I hope this helps you out. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Could i wash a cloth which said dry clean only?

Could i wash a cloth which said dry clean only?

One of my lowest: grades was in Home Ec Class. There might be some other online sites where you could get better advice about this then on a medical site. ...Read more